The Conciliators guild the righteous mind

The Righteous Mind

We are without doubt living in an era of polarised thinking, marked by much bickering across social and political lines. Although the tendency for humans to sort themselves along ideological …

The Conciliators guild the wild country of cult thinking

The Wild Country of Cult Thinking

In April of this year Netflix released a documentary series called Wild Wild Country which chronicles the conflict in the early 1980s between a new-age sex-cult in Wasco County, Oregon, …

Q&A: Common Ground and Peace-building

Shamil Idriss is the President and CEO of Search for Common Ground, an international non-profit whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict: away from adversarial …

Jihadi Culture

THIS book is a collection of studies about the cultural practices of jihadis and poses the important question of why these fighters spend so much time on rituals, music, films, …

The Great Attention Heist

The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) is running a piece co-written by CG founders John Zada & John Bell on Tim Wu’s book The Attention Merchants. To give and receive …

The Human Journey

As an initiative working to highlight the role of underlying human motivations in politics, The Conciliators Guild draws upon research from disciplines that shed light on our origins and development …